Librarian Spotlight

This month’s librarian spotlight is on DeAnn Brame, Dacus Library’s Digital Services and Systems Librarian.


DeAnn is Dacus Library’s newest librarian, having started in October of 2014. As the Digital Services and Systems Librarian, DeAnn manages Winthrop University’s Institutional Repository, Digital Commons @ Winthrop. Digital Commons serves as a space to showcase all scholarship Winthrop produces, from faculty papers, undergraduate research, theses and much more. With the launch of Digital Commons in Spring 2014 DeAnn will spend her time building new collections, uploading documents and reaching out to various departments and offices to introduce them to Digital Commons. She also spends a few hours each week, including one evening a week, providing reference services to students at the Information Commons desk.

DeAnn has a BA degree in History with a minor in African American Studies from the University of North Carolina Asheville. She received her Masters in Library Science (MLS) degree, with a concentration in digital libraries, from North Carolina Central University. She’s pictured below with her grandmother after her masters graduation ceremony.


Outside of work, DeAnn enjoys reading young adult fiction, romance, and science fiction books. She also enjoys going to the movies and eating out. Her favorite kinds of movies are comedies and science fiction and she has an affinity for dessert.

As part of her library duties DeAnn has developed a research guide on Composition Theory and Pedagogy. This guide will be beneficial for those who need to know how to find books, articles and reference resources for their research projects for Composition Theory and Pedagogy courses.  If you would like to meet with DeAnn for a research consultation, she is happy to set up an appointment. Just send an email to

Dacus Library has many wonderful librarians on staff who all teach library instruction classes, work various hours on the reference desk, and do collection development work. Each librarian also has other specialized responsibilities within the library. You can view all of our previous librarian spotlight posts here or check back at the beginning of the month for a new one!

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